Boston Bruins Farm Report: Matt Bartkowski Starting to Make a Better Impact

November 19th, 2012 by Al Daniel Leave a reply »
An infectious wave of fatigue or complacency spoiled the third installment of what might have been a seamless, revolutionary weekend for the Providence Bruins. Third-year defenseman Matt Bartkowski was one of the topmost personifications of the team’s progress that was halted amidst Sunday afternoon’s 6-2 submission to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.

That is not the first time Bartkowski has endured an unpleasant blow this season. Less than two weeks ago, he was nailed in the face by an errant puck and has since thrown back to his college days at Ohio State with a protective cage.

That setback has not slowed him down in recent outings. Neither should the vinegar of the last game if the Bruins want to regain a winning habit, for he is steadily becoming more dependable and depended upon as everyone delves deeper into the 2012-13 campaign.

In the back-to-back wins preceding Sunday’s action, Bartkowski had stopped his bleeding on the stats sheet by posting an even rating on both nights. He had lost a plus/minus point in each of three outings the previous weekend while his club only mustered three of a possible six points in the standin ...

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